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Live Gig Video: watch Kodaline perform single ‘Brother’ in Warsaw acoustically

By on Monday, 24th July 2017 at 4:00 pm

Last month, Dublin group Kodaline wowed their fans with a brand new single. ‘Brother’ was accompanied by a tearjerker of a video, and you can read my extended review and essay on the single through here. Still no word on what the name is of the upcoming album that this single is associated with, nor when the long player might see the light of day. Hopefully we’ll get those details soon.

In the meantime, you can console yourself with this acoustic performance of the single, filmed and performed on the streets of Warsaw, of all places. (Like, really? I guess it’s something off the beaten path from, say, London or Dublin, right?) And when I say on the streets, I mean literally on the streets: instead of being stood in one place, they’re singing and Mark Prendergast is playing his guitar as they’re walking through the town. Th performance is a reminder of just how tight their harmonies are. The band have announced a series of four live shows for the UK in mid-December, listed here. For more much of Kodaline here on TGTF, head this way.



Preview: Heineken Open’er 2012

By on Wednesday, 9th May 2012 at 9:00 am

Festivals are great, aren’t they? Sitting in the sun, sipping on cider, catching a tan/burning your skin off or just watching all your favourite bands in one place in the sunshine.

But wait a minute, you live in Great Britain. A country known for the fact that its festivals can easily turn into a flood of epic proportions. Solution? Well, that’s easy, head abroad! With a cornucopia of festivals on the continent, offering more of a guarantee of more favourable weather, it seems the only logical place to go.

One such of these bountiful foreign beauties is the Heineken Open’er Festival (the 1st to 4th of July), which offers a huge selection of talent on its stages. The Gdynia-Kosakowo Airfield is a 75 hectare space that screams out to be explored and contains seven stages, and it’s the largest Polish open-air music and performing arts festival.

Festival specialists Mumford and Sons (pictured at top) will be bringing their eccentric take on bluegrass to Gdynia, Poland, and they’re joined by a host of international lauded talent, from cult indie heroes Franz Ferdinand to the newly re-formed titans Bloc Party. Further down the bill there are the talents of those lovely Dry the River boys, joined by the simply mad faux gypsy styling’s of Gogol Bordello, the chillwave of Toro Y Moi and Mercury Award-winning the xx.

So as you can see along with the chance of some lovely weather, the bands on show are not to be sniffed at. A 4-day camping ticket is priced at the simply ridiculous £84 (410 PLN) while a day ticket will set you back £33 (165). More information on tickets are here.

After the cut: the list of bands scheduled to perform as of 7 May 2012.
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